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Oct 9, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. >> welcome back to "california country." >> steve mcshane here, mcshane's nursery and landscape spot, also known as dr. dirt. has your soil got you sick? well, i might have the remedy. take a look at this medium, breathing with life. soil is where it all begins in the garden, teeming with microorganisms, as much as a billion per teaspoon. it's just marvelous. microorganisms are what bringing--breaking down that nutrients and making them plant-available. one of the most important things when talking about soil microbiology is temperature. i keep a soil thermometer in my garden, because when things get to 50 degrees or highdr, microbial activity spikes, making those nutrients available. now, there's some things we can do to get microbes goin'. first one is kelp. second one is alfalfa. by adding either cf these amendments to the soil, studies have shown populations spike. there's also some trace nitrogen. and knowing that microorganisms are feeding on organic matter, i recommend adding some every year. maybe an inch to the vegetable garden or under therip line of a tree goes a long way. and i
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Oct 2, 2012 3:00pm PDT
, which claims to be the world's premier culinary college. steve ells, who founded the chain chipotle, graduated from the cia in 1990, and cat cora, known internationally as the only female iron chef on the food network's "iron chef america," also graduated from here in 1995. the greystone branch campus opened in st. helena in 1995 and has been continuously producing top-notch chefs. >> coming here to napa, california, there's fresh almost any kind of ingredient, produce, that you would want. fresh herbs--the herb garden here at cia is amazing. >> here, students cultivate edible flowers, vegetables, and fresh herbs. >> it's learning how to plant, what to plant, when to plant it. >> students feel, and i feel, that by producing our own ingredients, we can become better chefs. we'll get to learn a little bit about our food systems and how we interact with our food systems. we're in a unique position to do that. >> people come from all over the world, studying at the institute in the heart of the lush napa valley, getting an opportunity to learn how to grow, harvest, and market the produc
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